Tuesday, September 8, 2009

For sale



If you leave a place go in Florida, it soon becomes devoured by flora. This old house is located in Ocala's downtown area, just behind the main post office. It is for sale, if anyone is interested. I don't know the price.

40 comments:

Don and Krise said...

Boy! You aren't kidding are you? The greenery monster is eating it up. I like seeing both versions too. Good idea.

Leif Hagen said...

Like we heard from our first realtor, "It has lots of possibilities." We usually ran for the front door of a house when she said that!

Jacob said...

@ Leif - What? You don't like this place...just look at all the potential!

Memphis MOJO said...

Actually, I bet it does have possibilities. Nice shot. Did you just happen to see it when riding around, or did someone alert you to it?

Olivier said...

superbe cette maison, on dirait que la nature a pris le pouvoir. je prefere la version couleur

Lee Spangler said...

Looks like it's due for a fire sale... or as a buyer would you like to order a home inspection?

Sean said...

Needs a little TLC I guess :)

Vogon Poet said...

Here they will say: 'some works to be done'...

Kcalpesh said...

This place is a beauty and sure has a great potential! Soon will be a time when you won't see such a lush green-covered place! Atleast here in my town in Mumbai....

tapirgal said...

I love it!

Small City Scenes said...

Ay-yi-yi!! Is about all I can say. Forget potential. MB

Eamon said...

Yep, I see the potential, especially if all of the structure in the photo is part of the building (or is that the neighbours behind?). Needs a bit of TLC though!

Per Stromsjo said...

Same story everywhere, I guess. The flora takes over. For whatever reason I recall images from Chernobyl (of all places) where houses are being engulfed in what was once their little garden.

Bibi said...

Agree with Jacob. If I were wealthy, I'd look into it!

Hilda said...

Goodness! That's downtown? I'd hate to see what an abandoned house in your countryside would look like! Fantastic!

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks to be in the jangle! ;)
I liked your idea about b&w! Cool!
Léia

Paula said...

It's a jungle!

brattcat said...

Well, actually, it does have potential. As they say, it has nice bones. Unfortunately those bones may be suffering a bit from the voracious greenery. But I love the shots, both of them.

B SQUARED said...

A little yard work, a fresh coat of paint, new windows and a/c;might be a steal at the right price.

Jacob said...

@ Eamon - It's all one building...

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

A house in decay makes always a fascinating picture! Nature will finish it off sooner or later, I suppose.

Halcyon said...

I hope the price is not too high. This looks like a real fixer-upper.

Lois said...

I really like the black and white version of this shot. I would have to get a mold inspection before even going in there though!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Holy Toledo..er...holy Ocala! Look at all that vegetation!

Daryl said...

I think the monochrome suits it ... it looks as if it need a lot of work .. so I suspect it wont sell quickly or at all ...

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This house is looking haunted !! But nice greenery..This is beautiful.

Prospero said...

Hi Jacob, the same thing happens here.

Frank said...

My grandfather would have said "It has possibilities." In this case, for what I can't imagine, but in that location I would think it would have Location, Location, Location in its favor. I like the color best.

Marie-Noyale said...

Wait another 2 months and we 'll barely notice the house!!

Steve Myers, Broker said...

What an interesting building. I didn't realize it was there.

Steffe said...

A fixer-upper.

Ilse said...

Really captures the desolate feel of an abandoned house.

Dan J. said...

Love both of these. The B&W adds something to the erie look of it..... but the color really brings out the "hostile" take over.

As I have told you before, I love the look of these "real" shots. Seeing life for what it is..... not manufactured. This is a great one.

JM said...

Swallowed by nature! Great find!

jusdealem said...

Looks like it has been for sale quite a long time..interesting house, tho. I like both versions!

magicpolaroid said...

wow interesting house, where is the owner?

Antjas said...

I can only imagine the wildlife inside! Snakes slithering, roaches doing what roaches do, carpenter ants eating away at the wood, the smell of decaying food in the refrigerator that was never cleaned out. I'm sure there's an alligator or two in there as well. When's the bulldozer coming?

Jacob said...

@ Antjas - I think you have described the reality of this place perfectly! Probably no alligators, though...we usually find them in water; you know, like swimming pools.

Rob said...

Reminds me of some places I've seen in Cayenne, French Guyana. Remember Papillon, the movie? Could be some old penitentiary, or a plantation, in the jungle.
The BW was a very good idea!

susieofarabia said...

It's really interesting to see the two versions of the same photo. The B&W really makes this poor place look decrepit! There's a lot of work there for someone who sees a diamond in the rough...

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson